This Operations MaNagement Innovation (OMNI) Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Programme is a joint initiative by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Workforce Singapore (WSG).
The objective is to train key personnel - engineers, managers and senior staff of companies to be technology innovators to achieve manufacturing excellence. This is accomplished by promoting the use of operations management techniques and technologies that support a company's strategy. This will ensure that operations improvement are both effective (align to company's strategy) and efficient (achieve productivity gains).
The training programme consists of two parts: classroom training and mentorship component. The classroom training focuses on transferring knowledge in operations management and use of the OMNI methodology.
The mentorship training reinforces the classroom learning by applying the said methodology in the trainee’s company. Mentored by SIMTech's trainers, the trainee will identify operations improvement areas, develop suitable initiatives and implement action plans that are based on productivity improvements, in an actual workplace, and comprises three course units as follows:
Understand Operations Improvement Fundamentals
Improve Operations using the OmniMethodology™ (on-site mentorship)
Develop Action Plan using the OmniMethodology™ (on-site mentorship)
Three-month part-time course covering all three course units
Classroom training consists of 10 half-day sessions, conducted over a 3-week period
Mentorship consists of both scheduled and ad-hoc supervised sessions at company and SIMTech, over a period of 3.5 months
All sessions are held during working hours
This programme is relevant to:
Management officers/ directors
Supply chain/ procurement/ logistics managers and senior staff
Inventory/ warehouse management managers and senior staff
Manufacturing/ production/ engineering managers and senior staff
Industrial engineering managers and senior staff
Operations management manager and senior staff
Graduate Diploma Option
In addition, if a student further completes 2 units offered in the PE WSQ Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) Graduate Diploma course, the student can also obtain a Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Operations Management.
Course Fees: Up to 70% funding from WSG. Participants pay nett fee of $5,400 (exclude GST).
Implementation of productivity improvement projects: Up to 50% funding on the cost of implementation from e2i.
The project must benefit both the company and the workers.
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
The WSQ OMNI-LITE programme is a joint initiative by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The objective is to train key personnel from manufacturing and service sectors, to be productivity champions who can help their companies achieve operational excellence.
The WSQ OMNI-LITE Programme is based on the WSQ OMNI Programme, which has helped more than 300 course participants from over 130 companies to achieve productivity improvements ranging from 20 per cent to 200 per cent.
The WSQ OMNI-LITE Programme consists of 10 half-day sessions (six classroom sessions and four on-site mentoring) spread over one month. The classroom sessions combine knowledge sharing of key theories, concepts, frameworks, methodologies, tools and techniques; with interactive in-class discussions and hands-on exercises to reinforce the learning.
The on-site mentoring sessions involve experienced SIMTech consultants going on-site to the companies for four half-days, 1-on-1 consultation sessions to assist and guide them on the use of the OmniMethodologyTM and the implementation of productivity improvement initiatives through a project work.
Why WSQ OMNI-LITE Programme?
Designed with the needs of SMEs in mind, the programme will equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to systematically use OmniMethodology™ so as to accelerate their companies’ journey to achieve a lean state of operation. WSQ OMNI-LITE is one of the strategic manpower development programmes developed in support of the Lean Enterprise Development Scheme (LEDS) by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
This programme is relevant to:
Supply chain/procurement/ logistics managers and senior staff
Inventory/warehouse management managers and senior staff
Manufacturing/production/engineering managers and senior staff